Mathew Maury Fontaine

22 May 1787–23 July 1879 (Age 92)
Halifax, Virginia, United States

The Life of Mathew Maury

When Mathew Maury Fontaine was born on 22 May 1787, in Halifax, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Fontaine, was 40 and his mother, Mary Pauline "Polly" Goode, was 31. He married Pauline Patsy Johnson on 13 December 1815, in Christian, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States in 1834 and Mine Creek Township, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. In 1850, at the age of 63, his occupation is listed as farmer in Hempstead, Arkansas, United States. He died on 23 July 1879, in Ozan, Hempstead, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Buck Range Cemetery, Mineral Springs, Howard, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mathew Maury Fontaine
1787–1879
Pauline Patsy Johnson
1797–1834
Marriage: 13 December 1815
Parmelia Jane Fontaine
1816–1816
Margaret Ann Fontaine
1817–1834
Icy Theny Fontaine
1819–1840
Mary Jane Fontaine
1822–1860
William Fontaine
1823–
Paulina Kennedy Fontaine
1824–
William Fontaine
1826–1895
Elmina Fontain
1829–1853
Joseph Benjamin Fontaine
1830–1909
Benjamin Hawkins Fontaine
1832–1905

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 December 1815
Christian, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Parmelia Jane Fontaine

    Female1816–1816Female

    Margaret Ann Fontaine

    Female1817–1834Female

    Icy Theny Fontaine

    Female1819–1840Female

    Mary Jane Fontaine

    Female1822–1860Female

    William Fontaine

    Male1823–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Fontaine

    Male1746–1813Male

    Mary Pauline "Polly" Goode

    Female1756–1812Female

siblings

(16)

    Peter Fontaine

    Male1775–1852Male

    Sarah Fontaine

    Female1776–Female

    Edward Fontaine

    Male1778–1856Male

    Aaron Fontaine

    Male1778–Male

    James Fontaine

    Male1780–Male

+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 1

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1788 · Becomes the 10th state

Age 1

On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 
1812

Age 25

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

Northern and central French: topographic name for someone who lived near a spring or well, Old French fontane, Late Latin fontana, a derivative of classical Latin fons ( see Font ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Matthew Fountain, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mathew Fountain, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Matthew Fontain, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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